Friday, September 26, 2014
Finding joy in vintage finds
My finds this week come from the Midland Antique Festival. I find myself looking forward to making the trek to this annual event, spending the day outside wondering from stall to stall looking at all the wares. Often it is a trip down memory lane, remembering things from the past that were long forgotten.
I laughed when I came across this cassette player. I had one although I am not sure what color it was. It was very popular in the late 60’s and I’m sure “all my friends" had one.
In the past I have always had something specific I was looking. I find that it’s difficult to browse and take everything in because my mind is too busy looking for that one thing, filtering everything else out. This time I was looking for fun and unusual things to put in my art journals so I was able to take in more of the eclectic array of goodies. It wasn't until after I got home that I discovered the unimaginable; I didn't take any photos except the one of the cassette player!
I find this festival is also a signal to my mind & body that autumn has arrived. Watching the early morning mist move across the corn and soy fields on the drive there, and the smell...how can one capture in words the "smell of autumn"? The displays of mums and pumpkins, the chill in the air with a touch of dampness that makes one shiver when first walking out the door... all this signals AUTUMN HAS ARRIVED!
Sharing my small joys and finds with Kim Klassen’s Friday Finds.